Movies like Glitch in the Grid

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Glitch in the Grid
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three artists struggling against the grid of society find spiritual renewal.
Style: serious, surreal, gloomy, realistic, offbeat, atmospheric, sincere, mind bending, psychological, spiritual
Plot: introspection, hollywood, self discovery, cause and meaning, small town, society, unfulfillment, unemployment, friendship, twentysomething life, religions or cults, artists and showbiz, hopes, friends, bad trip, materialism, recession, metropolis, depression, travel, surrealism, imagination
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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It's Such a Beautiful Day
Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
USA
62 min.
 8.3
Distant
Drama
Turkey
110 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about introspection, hopes, friendship, unfulfillment, family relations, self discovery and friends mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Glitch in the Grid: Old Joy (2006), Six Feet Under (2001), All the Light in the Sky (2012), Sal (2011), The Off Hours (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Old Joy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Style: serious, meditative, melancholic, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, buddies, on the road, dog, solitude, introspection, nature, loneliness, unlikely friendships, relationships, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, oregon, europe, usa, london ...
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 8.7
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Six Feet Under
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: gloomy, serious, psychological, dark humor, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, death, dealing with death, introspection, suburbs, redemption, family business, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, funeral home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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All the Light in the Sky
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An insomniac actress is facing the waning days of her career, when her niece pays a visit to her Malibu house.
Style: sincere, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: midlife crisis, actor's life, introspection, self discovery, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, family relations, female nudity, bare breasts
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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System:   83%
    User:   73%
 
 4.7
 345
Sal
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: actor's life, hollywood, ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, introspection, friendship, unfulfillment, friends, homosexuality, lifestyle, curly hair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   79%
    User:   85%
 
 5.9
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The Off Hours
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere
Plot: dull life, small town, unfulfillment, introspection, fall in love, love affair, working class, hopes, love and romance, society, truck driver, waitress
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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    User:   72%
 
All the Days Before Tomorrow
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wes is awakened in the middle of the night by an unexpected phone call. It’s Alison, the girl who could have been, who is flying home to Tokyo in the morning and wants to come by for a night of reminiscing before she goes.
Style: sincere, semi serious, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: best friends, destiny, road not taken, romance, couples, friends, introspection, self discovery, friendship, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, montreal quebec canada
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The Lost Coast
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Director/screenwriter Gabriel Fleming (One Thousand Years) explores the subtleties of loneliness, friendship, and sexuality with this tale of two high school friends who are forced to face their unspoken sexual history while wandering the streets of ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: friends, best friends, gays and lesbians, introspection, self discovery, friendship, gender, forest, beach, haunted by the past, twentysomething life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   63%
    User:   58%
 
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Black Limousine
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A ghost story set in the city of dreams (IMDb.com).
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: alcohol abuse, down on your luck, hollywood, life is a bitch, musician's life, downfall, rehabilitation, introspection, addiction, artists and showbiz, hopes, dead daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   63%
    User:   74%
 
 5.4
 155
Around June
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story set in the shadow of the shipyards of San Francisco. A young woman living with her much adored uncle Henry and domineering, abusive father, meets a penniless illegal immigrant, whose love gives her the insight and courage to finally ...
Style: emotional, serious, offbeat, surreal, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, romance, human spirit, fall in love, love affair, urban, hopes, love and romance, dysfunctional family, immigrants, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   52%
 
 6.9
 81
Heart of Now
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Heart of Now" concerns a young woman with a profound longing for a sense of family. Amber is devastated after her boyfriend abandons her because she's pregnant. She is whisked across a contrast of urban, natural and emotional ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: introspection, pregnancy, hopes, desert, downfall, redemption, looking for love, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, love and romance, unfulfillment, death valley ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   65%
 
 6.8
 15K
Smashed
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, melancholic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: addiction, drinking, teacher, rehabilitation, support group, drugs/alcohol, school, relationships, depression, wine, character study, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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System:   55%
    User:   46%
 
Phoebe in Wonderland
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, even as her brilliant but ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, school, teacher, coming of age, imaginary friend, imagination, psychiatrist, fantasy world, dedicated educator, childhood, social misfits, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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System:   54%
    User:   62%
 
 6.3
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The Wise Kids
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sexual, christian film
Plot: coming of age, introspection, self discovery, small town, small town life, teenage life, friends, homosexuality, society, single parent, youth, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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    User:   46%
 
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Now & Later
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sex, politics and American culture are mixed into a combustible combination in Now & Later. Angela is an illegal Latina immigrant living in Los Angeles who stumbles across Bill, a disgraced banker on the run. She takes him in. Through ...
Style: talky, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, introspection, friendship, sexual relations, hopes, socialism, menage a trois, acceptance, repression, poverty, on the run, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, nicaragua
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System:   53%
    User:   55%
 
 5.1
 428
Fairhaven
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Long-time friends reconnect when one returns to their small Massachusetts town for a funeral.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: reunion, introspection, friendship, small town, small town life, unfulfillment, social relations, friends, homecoming, dull life, thirtysomething life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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System:   53%
    User:   46%
 
 7.7
 15K
Distant
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, meditative, art house ...
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, existentialism, love and romance, depression, isolation, guilt, unfulfillment, urban, pornography, drinking, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, tokyo, istanbul turkey
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System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
 7.0
 17K
Courageous
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, biblical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, christian, christianity, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, introspection, god, courage, jesus, religion, father daughter relationship, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
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System:   52%
    User:   60%
 
It's Such a Beautiful Day
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.
Style: surreal, dark humor, atmospheric, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: immortality, surrealism, mental illness, existentialism, life & death, life, death, introspection, dreams, loneliness, storytelling, art ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
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System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
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 6.5
 607
Girlfriend
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: mentally challenged, small town, friendship, life is a bitch, misfit, single parent, dealing with death, human spirit, impossible love, wooing, unemployment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   50%
    User:   51%
 
 7.6
 113K
The Hours
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, clever, serious, psychological ...
Plot: depression, suicide, mental illness, aids, literature, tragedy, drowning, lesbian, friendship, homosexuality, life & death, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 20s, 50s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, usa, london, los angeles, new york ...
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System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
All the Real Girls
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, touching, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, friendship, romance, coming of age, love, love affair, relationships, adolescence, runaway, love and romance, pornography, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, california, southern usa
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System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
 6.3
 39K
Somewhere
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Italy, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A hard-living Hollywood actor re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.
Style: stylized, serious, melancholic, reflective, touching ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, loneliness, hotel, actor's life, rock, existentialism, relationships, introspection, solitude, depression, hollywood, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tokyo, europe ...
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System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
 6.7
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Shrink
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, dark humor ...
Plot: depression, suicide, hollywood, psychiatrist, marijuana, death, drugs/alcohol, loneliness, weed, character study, hospital, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
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For Colored Girls
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in ...
Style: emotional, serious, offbeat, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: feminism, domestic violence, down on your luck, urban, gender, unfulfillment, family problems, poem, rape, love, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   45%
    User:   54%
 
Lost in Translation
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, stylized, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, culture clash, hotel, friendship, romance, depression, isolation, fish out of water, rock, photographer, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, yale university
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System:   45%
    User:   54%
 
 5.4
 145
Steam
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, talky ...
Plot: singleness, hopes, family relations, golden years, single parent, human spirit, sauna, catholic, widow, lesbian, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   53%
 
All God's Children Can Dance
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Korea Town Los Angeles, a young man, Kengo, believes he's the son of God - that's what his mother told him since he was a young boy. He spends his days working his dead-end job and figuring out his complex feelings for his girlfriend ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, psychological
Plot: introspection, parents and children, sexual relations, family relations, single parent, couple relations, cause and meaning, couples, asian, single mother, mother son relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
Just Like a Woman
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two women get on the highway heading to Santa Fe. Marilyn dreams of winning a contest held by a famous belly dancing company, while her friend, Mona, has a secret: she's a fugitive from justice - accused of her mother-in-law's death.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: starting over, on the road, self discovery, friendship, hopes, friends, dancer's life, society, unfulfillment, misery, receptionist, highway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   43%
    User:   50%
 

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Winter in the Blood
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa
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Crash
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crash is an American television drama series that tells the story of how the lives of how several very diverse Southern Californians intersect.
Style: serious, gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: racism, interracial relations, city life, social decay, hopes, urban, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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